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Meet Our Outpatient Clinicians

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Adams County

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Jan Young, MA

Jan started her experience at Laurel Life in 2013.  She has over 30 years experience in the field of mental health.  She is currently the Supervisor of our Gettysburg and York offices. 

 

Jan’s specialties include anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and dual diagnosis.  She utilizes CBT techniques, here and now counseling, client-centered, solution-focused, reality-based, trauma-informed and work to empower the client to have a voice.  Her experience includes working with individuals, couples and families, assisting clients to lead more positive and strength-based lifestyles.        

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Nicole Losh, MS, LPC, TF-CBT

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Personality Disorders, LGBTQ Population, Family Relationships, and Children/Adolescents/Adults

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and has completed her certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is also an EMDR approved EMDR Therapist.  Nicole’s experience includes working with individuals and families, assisting clients to lead more positive and strength-based lifestyles. Her style focuses on meeting a client where they are and assisting them on whatever journey or goals they are hoping to work towards.

 

She practices and has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, and Reality Therapy.  

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Heather Auxt-Snelson, BA

Heather is an outpatient mental health counselor at the Gettysburg office. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, is a certified life coach, and Reiki Master/teacher.

 

Heather has previous experience as a behavior specialist, working with adults with intellectual disabilities, and as a mental health worker for at-risk youth in the high school setting. Her experience also includes trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices.

 

She enjoys helping others, is empathetic, and thrives on teaching others how to incorporate mindfulness and calming practices into their lives. 

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Rachel Galbraith, MA, ATR-BC, LPC 

Rachel is a Board Certified Art therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in studio art from Messiah University in 2004.  She received her Masters degree in Art therapy from George Washington University in 2010.

She specializes working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced abuse and/or trauma, as well as attachment/abandonment issues, foster care, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, bullying, and struggles faced within the LGBTQ+ community.  She has extensive work with clients in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings.

She provides a creative and expressive open studio environment utilizing art therapy techniques with traditional talk therapy.

Rachel incorporates many types of modalities into her treatment approach including: client-centered, solution-focused, reality-based, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Rachel believes that mental health is a component to a wholistic approach to well-being which also involves spiritual, emotional and physical health.  She also offers spiritual based counseling for individuals who include their spirituality as part of their cultural identity.

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Sabrina Valente, MA, MFT, CPT

Sabrina is a Marriage and Family Therapist, having recently completed a CO-AMFTE accredited post-graduate program through the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. She also holds a Faculty Position there, training therapists in Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and has been working in the mental health field for over 15yrs in a wide variety of settings, including 6 yrs working for crisis intervention. She spent the last 8 years running a Family-Based Mental Health Services program before transitioning to Outpatient Therapy. She is actively working towards her licensure.

Sabrina’s therapy approach is relational, collaborative, educational, trauma-informed, and systemic. Her training in Marriage and Family Therapy means she sees individuals as part of a larger system including family, friends, and the community around them and works to explore how others impact, influence, and support them.

 

She sees trauma reactions as adaptative responses, superpowers that kept the individuals safe in the moment, which sometimes morph into a person’s kryptonite, keeping them frozen in time. She works to educate individuals about the impact of trauma and is skilled at helping the entire family system to see behaviors in a new way. She believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship, holding it at the forefront of the sessions, and believes deeply that change comes from this relationship. She takes an attachment-based approach, exploring how childhood patterns of attachment are still impacting relationships in adulthood and strives to make the therapy space a place where secure attachment is built. Sabrina creates a safe space where all parts of a client/family can show up, be nurtured, and grow.

Sabrina is trained in Eco-Systematic Structural Family Therapy, as well as other marriage and family therapy models. She has advanced training in suicide intervention skills. She has experience and enjoys working with individuals, families, couples, and all relationship constellations.  She specializes in Gender, Sexuality, and Relationship Diversity, including working with those who are LGBTQ+, as well as members of the polyamorous and ethically non-monogamous, and kink communities.

Cumberland County

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Jennifer Pivovarnik, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Jennifer started her experience at Laurel Life in 2010. Through the years, she held therapeutic roles within the Transition Program, Brief Treatment, and Outpatient offices. She is now the Director of Outpatient Services. 

 

Jennifer's specialties include EMDR, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and PTSD.  She has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families in individual, group, and family therapy for the past 13 years. She is very active, energetic, involved and personal in her therapy sessions. Jennifer incorporates a blend of approaches, evidence-based practices, styles, and treatment modalities to find what is most helpful for each individual client. She provides support and understanding to help clients build on their strengths in order to gain the personal growth they would like to achieve. 

 

She has been utilizing EMDR in her practice since 2020 and believes that our emotional well-being is interwoven with our physical state. She works with a variety of concerns including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, behavioral disorders, divorce and grief.   

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Dana Crites, MD

Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Crites has over 20 years experience including providing services for mental health clinics and school districts. She works with individuals with ages ranging from 3-22 years old.

 

She completed her residency training at Hershey Medical Center and was a faculty member there for almost 10 years. In addition, she has provided medical missionary work in Liberia and Haiti.

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Michael Lawler, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP

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Elise Mauser, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Elise is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a graduate of Shippensburg University with a Masters of Education and focus in K-12 School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She provides services to children, teens, and adults. She is the Supervisor of the Mechanicsburg office. 

 

Elise has worked in the Mental Health field since 2013. She has experience working with individuals, families and groups in the following areas: Depression and Bipolar Disorders; Anxiety disorders; Behavior challenges; Self-harm behaviors; Grief/loss; Anger and stress management; Trauma/abuse; Family/relationship issues; Suicidal ideation; Self-image and Self-esteem issues. Elise uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma informed care, Strengths-based therapy approaches, Psychoeducation and Solution-Focused therapy in addition to others depending on the needs of the individual.

 

Elise’s experience varies from working in Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Community and School-Based Behavioral Health settings. She currently works at Laurel Life as an Outpatient therapist and is the Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Services at the Mechanicsburg office. 

 

 

 

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Kristin Westrick, MA LPC, NCC

Specialties: At-Risk Youth, Trauma Focused Care, Grief/loss, Foster Care/adoption, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based clinical approaches, Anxiety, Depression. 

Kristin is the Supervisor of Outpatient Services provided in local school districts. 

 

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Lindsay Snoke, LSW

Lindsay is a licensed therapist with a Masters of Social Work Degree with a mental health focus from the University of Pittsburgh. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Psychology. She also received a minor in Sociology and a minor in LGBTQ+ and Sexuality Studies.

 

Her therapy style is described as holistic and she currently holds a certification to practice EMDR therapy. Lindsay enjoys working with anxiety, depression, sexuality and gender issues, trauma issues, and relationship issues. Lindsay places a large emphasis on being culturally competent, and being a strong ally to people of color and those from different ethnic backgrounds. Lindsay feels therapy should be accessible to everyone and would like to hold a safe space for her clients to be able to determine what healing and growth means to them, and give them the tools to accomplish their goals.

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DeAnn McCombs, MS

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Whole Body Wellness, Eclectic Therapies for adult individuals, couples and families. Anger Management, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma   

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Josh Ramirez, MA LPC

Josh is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. He completed his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Counseling at Messiah College in 2013, and his Master’s in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University in 2015.

 

Since then, Josh has worked extensively with children, teens, and adults, in both individual and group settings to address a variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship or family issues, behavioral issues, trouble in school, anger management, stress management, grief/loss, and many others.

 

Josh’s approach to therapy draws from a variety of theoretical orientations in the field including Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, Existential, Behavioral, Developmental, and Person-Centered; thus, the specific techniques he utilizes in services are tailored to address the individualized needs of the clients with whom he works.

 

Currently, Josh works as an Outpatient Therapist at Laurel Life’s Mechanicsburg Office, as well as serving as Supervisor of Integrative Support Services where he oversees therapeutic services being provided to children and adolescents within schools.

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Jordan Korge, MA

Jordan is a graduate of Messiah University, earning a Master's of Arts in Counseling while specializing in marriage and family therapy. His theoretical orientation currently draws concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Jordan continues to expand upon his interests in mindfulness and wellness oriented approaches through ongoing research and professional development. He is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis.

 

Jordan specializes in children and young adults who are struggling to cope with issues stemming from their family of origin. He believes that families are the building blocks of society and while they frequently present problems, they can also offer opportunities for resilience. He bases this belief on real life experiences. He utilizes a trauma informed, strengths focused approach to collaborate with clients in order to enact change that is meaningful on their terms. Jordan has extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability and or Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has over 10 years of experience in various positions ranging from case management to behavior support. Living and working locally has provided him with the opportunity to develop an intimate knowledge of supports and resources within the community, which he encourages clients to utilize as needed. 

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Kelsey Kline, MS, NCC

Kelsey  is a graduate of Shippensburg University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program and West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Psychology program.

 

With a trauma-informed approach, Kelsey provides a consistently nonjudgmental, supportive environment through a blend of therapeutic modalities based on individual need, often employing facets of Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

 

Kelsey’s hope is to assist individuals in developing meaningful self-growth by honoring one’s self as they are at any given time in order to find realistic, effective solutions and to foster a sense of empowerment in everyone she works with. She works with adults, adolescents, and children, providing outpatient services and school-based outpatient services in Cumberland County.

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Trevor Donovan, MS, NCC

Trevor received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Trevor has worked in the mental health field since 2017, and currently provides outpatient therapy to individuals across the lifespan.

 

Trevor’s approach to therapy is eclectic, with particular emphasis on Person-Centered and Cognitive-Behavioral interventions. Trevor also has experience with existential approaches and LGBTQ+ issues. Trevor believes in fostering the unique strengths of each individual to overcome hardships, develop new perspectives, and live their values.   

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Pipsmy Phimmachack, MS

Pipsmy  earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Western States and has a Master of Science degree in Health Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Sport and Performance Psychology.  

 

Pipsmy has an integrated therapeutic approach that consists of CBT, trauma-informed, person-centered, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, reality therapy, multicultural counseling, and positive psychology.

 

She emphasizes autonomy and invites her clients to navigate their direction of therapy. She practices with cultural humility with all her clients and enjoys working with people of diverse backgrounds. Pipsmy has worked with individuals with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, identity issues, ADHD, behavioral issues, and trauma. Pipsmy believes everyone can live healthy, fulfilling lives and obtain individualized tools for personal growth

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Seandor Szeles, MA, LPC

Seandor  is a master’s level therapist who completed his graduate training at Towson University in 2016. Seandor’s approach to therapy is person-centered, conversational and eclectic, prioritizing the role of the therapeutic relationship and utilizing a wide variety of techniques and interventions based on the needs of individual clients.

 

He is comfortable utilizing cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness techniques, and trauma focused interventions, among others.  He has worked with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly in the context of individual, family, and group counseling. Seandor has also worked as a Strengthsquest facilitator, helping individuals to identify their strengths and to utilize them in collaboration with others to accomplish shared goals. Seandor has experience working with clients on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, family systems issues, behavioral issues, problems faced by the LGBTQ+ community and trauma.  

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Myleah Diehl, MS, NCC, LPC

Myleah has worked at Laurel Life since 2017 in a variety of positions, including: therapeutic support staff, behavior coach, intern, school-based therapist, and now outpatient therapy.  She is passionate about Laurel Life’s mission statement. 

After finishing her undergraduate degree in Psychology, minoring in Sociology from Penn-State, Myleah began working in the psychology field 2 months after.  She quickly enrolled in a graduate program through Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and finished in 2019, specializing in trauma and crisis.  In July of 2022, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. 

Myleah has worked with a wide variety of clients with a variety of disorders.  This includes but is not limited to, Generalized Anxiety, Major-Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.  She is committed to the growth of her clients and their therapeutic journey.  Myleah uses a variety of therapeutic modalities in session to best fit the client.  As a clinician, it is important to her to meet the client where they are, each time the client steps into her office. 

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Michael Fox, MPS, ATR-BC, LPC

 Michael is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He earned his Bachelor’s degree in the disciplines of Psychology and Art Therapy from Arcadia University in 2007, and later completed extensive coursework and graduate training in New York City at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, earning a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development in 2009. 

Michael devotes much of his time outside of the professional scope of art therapy in helping to coordinate and develop camp programming for children and teens with various issues with an expressive arts focus. He is currently serving in an ongoing role as the Program Director and one of the founding members for the Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC), serving Type 1 diabetic children and teens in Millville, PA, as well as helping with bereavement camps through various hospice organizations such as Camp Dragonfly and Camp Courage in the Schuylkill, Columbia, and Dauphin County areas. 

Michael specializes in working with children, adolescents, and teenagers whom have experienced significant loss, abuse, or trauma, as well as attachment issues/abandonment issues, foster care, depression, anxiety, grief, bullying, and issues faced within the LGBTQ+ community. He has extensive work as well with the elderly; specifically, issues related to Memory Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia and other cognitive impairments, as well as some work with those whom have suffered Traumatic Brain Injury, and is certified to direct recreational therapy programming for skilled nursing facilities within the state of Pennsylvania.

Michael operates from a humanistic, client-centered theoretical framework and firmly holds the belief that everyone is an artist in their own right; he draws upon this in helping clients to realize that they can use their own inherent creative skills and abilities to enhance and improve their quality of life and life experience overall. Michael’s approach with clients is often describe as colorful, fun, eccentric, and individualized to each person with whom he is working

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Ashley Hasty, MS

Ashley is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s in Psychology and a focus in Youth and Adolescent Development. She provides services to children, adolescents, and teens. She is a School Based Therapist.

 

Ashley has worked in the Mental Health field since 2014. She has experience working with individuals, families, and schools. Ashley has over 10 years of experience in the Behavioral Health Field prior to joining School Based. Ashley has experience in the following areas: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Depression and Bipolar Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Behavioral Health; Trauma and Abuse; Grief and Loss; Anger and Stress Management; Self-Image and Self-Esteem Issues; Family Problems; and Suicidal Ideations.

 

Ashley uses a variety of therapeutic methods depending on the needs of the individual. These methods include: CBT, Trauma informed care, Strengths-based therapy; Psychoeducation and Solution-Focused therapy in addition to other methods. Ashley has extensive experience with children, adolescents, and teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ashley’s goal is to help as many children/youth be able to cope with their mental health issues and express themselves in a constructive and safe manner.

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Meagan Spackman, MA, NCC

Meagan is a graduate of Messiah University with a Master’s in Counseling and a concentration in marriage and family studies.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science also from Messiah University.  Meagan is a Nationally Certified Counselor and currently pursuing her hours towards licensure.

 

Meagan specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults, life transitions, family issues, relational challenges, and anxiety and depression.  Her therapeutic approaches consist of family systems, CBT, person-centered and the integration of psychoeducation. She has a passion for walking alongside others in the hard seasons of their life, helping them gain insights and perspective, and equipping them with skills for personal growth.

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Cari Flora, MA

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Franklin County

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Lori Horst, MS, NCC, CCMHC, LPC(PA)

Lori Horst is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over thirty years of experience in the field. She holds a Masters Degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University. Lori is the Supervisor of the Phoenix Drive office in Chambersburg. 

 

Lori enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults with particular interest in working with young children and in addressing women’s issues. Lori is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and has training and experience in working with first responders following trauma exposure.

 

Lori has experience in treating a variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and PTSD. Lori utilizes a strengths based perspective and varies her clinical approach based upon the needs of the individual.   

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Dana Crites, MD

Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Crites has over 20 years experience including providing services for mental health clinics and school districts.

 

She works with individuals with ages ranging from 3-22 years old. She completed her residency training at Hershey Medical Center and was a faculty member there for almost 10 years. In addition, she has provided medical missionary work in Liberia and Haiti.

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Kelly Sult, LPC, TF-CBT

Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in a variety of settings, including BHRS, Family Based Mental Health Services, outpatient therapy, and school based outpatient therapy. Kelly is the Supervisor of the Annex Office in Chambersburg which includes the outpatient services provided in local school  districts. 

 

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Messiah College and Master of Science from Shippensburg University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kelly uses a variety of approaches in therapy to meet her client's needs.

 

She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is working towards certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Kelly has a gift for connecting with people and showing that she understands and cares.  

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Heather Deutsch, MS, NCC, CCMHC, LPC

Specialties:  ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, ODD, Behavioral Management, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Co-occurring Disorders and Grief work.  Heather works with all ages, but her primary population is children and adolescents.  

Born and raised in south-central PA, Heather received her undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Psychology from University of Virginia (1989). She has worked in the mental health field for 27 years. Job settings have included outpatient counseling offices, mental health foster care programs, in home family counseling program (JUMP) with court adjudicated youth, alternative education programs and outpatient counseling in school districts. Heather has been with Laurel Life since 2002.

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Jessica Santora, MS, LPC, NCC

Specialties: Gender responsive trauma treatment, as well as, working specifically with depression, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, children on the spectrum, and play therapy with children as young as the age of three. 

 

Jessica has over 18 years experience of working with a diverse clientele. Jessica earned her Master of Science Degree from Shippensburg University in Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.

 

She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Delaware. She has worked in Philadelphia at Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders and at the Roxbury Treatment Center, which involved work with co-occurring mental health and drug and alcohol disorders. Jessica has also worked at the Shippensburg Women’s Center where she advocated for a variety of women’s issues. Jessica has worked in the foster care system as a therapist to high risk children as well. She served as the Mental Health Therapist for adolescent girls and boys in inpatient placements.

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Ashleigh Mann, MS

Ashleigh earned her Master of Science Degree from Capella University in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently in the process of working on her state license. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies.

 

Ashleigh started working with children diagnosed with Autism while working on her Bachelor Degree. She lived in Washington State for five years and was able to work for multiple school districts as their Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapist working with families and staff to help create programs to manage child behaviors. She also has experience in facilitating social skill groups.

 

She has completed training through California Autism Research and Development, along with attending Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking Conference in Tacoma, Washington. Ashleigh formerly has also worked with adolescent females in a Residential Treatment Facility. In addition Ashleigh has experience in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, phobias, eating disorders, mood disorders, play therapy and more. Ashleigh currently sees children, adolescents, and adults for individual and/or family therapy. 

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Vanessa Stepler, M.Ed.

Vanessa has been working in the field of mental health and education since 1990. She has a background working in drug and alcohol, foster care, alternative education, school counseling and outpatient mental health.

 

Vanessa has a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education, both from Shippensburg University. She holds a Pennsylvania School Counseling Certificate. She also has her certification in TARGET (Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy).

 

Vanessa is currently in the process of working on her state license. She has served populations from school aged children through adulthood specializing in anxiety/depression, ADD/ADHD, drug and alcohol, grief, behavioral issues, play therapy and crisis intervention.

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Erin Pickering, MS, LPC

Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a wide variety of experiences working in outpatient and residential settings over the last 19 years. She holds a Master’s in Psychology from Shippensburg University and a Master’s in Addictions Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

 

She uses a blend of therapeutic techniques tailored to the needs of each client with a certification in TARGET (Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy).

 

Erin works with clients of all ages but focuses on adolescents and adults. She works with various diagnoses, including but not limited to addiction and substance abuse, trauma and PTSD, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Post-Partum and Women’s Issues.  

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Alyse Livick, MS, NCC

Alyse is an outpatient mental health counselor at the Phoenix Drive office in Chambersburg. She received her master of science degree (MS) from Shippensburg University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alyse is a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and is working towards obtaining licensure. Alyse has experience working with children and adolescents in school and outpatient settings as well as experience working with adults.

Individuals do not need to define their lives by what has happened to them or let that hinder them from achieving the wholeness they are searching for. With this mindset, Alyse approaches working therapeutically with individuals in a humanistic way. She believes that individuals posses the tools within themselves to overcome the hardships that seem to be keeping them from moving forward in their lives.

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Margaret Sommer, MSW

Margaret has been providing therapy service for 25 years in a variety of settings. She has provided services for adults, children and families.

 

Margaret has 30 years of experience in working with children and adults with developmental disabilities, specifically those on the Autism spectrum. She received her Masters in Social Work in  2003. Margaret is a certified Behavioral Specialist and a Licensed Social Worker in West Virginia. She has worked in both residential and community based settings.

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Jodi Onomastico, MS, LPC

Specialties: Anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues, sexual abuse issues, self-empowerment, ADHD, ODD, Behavioral Management, Parent Child Interaction Therapy. 

 

Jody works with all ages, from children through adulthood. Jody was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA. She attended Penn State University and earned an undergraduate degree (BS) in Human Development and Family Studies in 2000.

 

Jody has done work in residential, outpatient, therapeutic foster care and school settings. She has worked in the mental health field for 18 years. Jody has worked with Laurel Life since 2009. She is currently a part-time outpatient therapist and works full time as a school counselor for a local school district. 

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Jared Helman, MS, NCC

Jared is a Nationally Board Certified (NCC) therapist who completed his graduate training for Clinical Mental Health in 2018 and his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Shippensburg University.  Jared’s approach to therapy draws on several theories of psychology. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) while emphasizing a person-centered approach and placing the role of the client-therapist alliance as top priority to meet the specific needs of the client.

Jared has worked in the capacity as an outpatient therapist providing therapy to address issues such as PTSD, Anxiety, Substance Abuse/Dependence, BPD, and ODD.  Jared works with both children and adults.  Jared has also worked as a Family-Based Mental Health Professional for several years, providing families with an intense, in home program utilizing an Eco-systemic Structural (ESFT) model. During this time as a family therapist he also completed training to be a Family Trauma Professional.

Both professionally and personally, Jared  places great emphasis on strong family values to help lead a fulfilling and purposeful life. He identifies his core values as Honesty, Integrity, Empathy, Unity, Compassion, and Giving back.

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Sabrina Stell, LSW

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Elias Cabrera, MSW

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Perry County

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Lauren Greene, LSW

Lauren began her journey at Laurel Life in 2010, starting as a Therapeutic Staff Support for Perry County children. Her efficiency, engagement, and conscientious personality led to her promotions of Admission Specialist, IBHS Program Coordinator, to now Clinical Supervisor of the New Bloomfield Outpatient services. Lauren has her bachelor's in Psychology and Business Administration from Lycoming College and completed her Master’s in Social Work at Edinboro University.

Over the past 12 years at Laurel Life, Lauren has become well-versed in community services available for clients, and prioritizes advocating for others, including her staff, the clients, and her programs. She has worked tirelessly over the years to establish Laurel Life within the counties she serves and to build a reputation of caring, empathy, and follow-through.

Lauren utilizes a variety of treatment modalities in practice, with a focus on being client-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused, and trauma-informed. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and believes strongly in meeting her clients where they are.

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Dana Crites, MD

Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
 

Dr. Crites has over 20 years experience including providing services for mental health clinics and school districts. She works with individuals with ages ranging from 3-22 years old.

 

She completed her residency training at Hershey Medical Center and was a faculty member there for almost 10 years. In addition, she has provided medical missionary work in Liberia and Haiti.

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Seleena Lindsey, MA, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor
Education: M.A. Clinical Mental Health, B.A. Psychology, Counseling 

 

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Improving Self-Esteem, Grief and Loss, Improving Relationships.  

 

Treatment Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Therapy 

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples/Marriage, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

 

Seleena has an empathic heart and passion for change, discovering hope, and healing. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a National Certification. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health from Messiah College, a CACREP Accredited Graduate program. Seleena utilizes multiple theoretic foundational approaches in therapy in order to best fit the healing needs of the client.

 

Her approach to treatment is integrative and holistic in nature. This includes incorporating strength based principles to a variety of treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques, client-centered therapy, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing techniques, and trauma informed therapy.

 

Seleena works with clients to manage a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress management, improving self-esteem, coping with grief and loss, and improving relationships. In particular, Seleena seeks to encourage the development and maintenance of healthy patterns of relating to the self and others, especially in marriage, parental, and familial relationships.  

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Cheyanna Snyder, M.Ed., NCC

Cheyanna has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in schools and outpatient settings. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, graduating from Penn State in 2019. Cheyanna is passionate about helping the people she serves to recognize their own strengths, self-worth, and hopes for the future. She emphasizes self-compassion while also increasing accountability and motivation to change. 

 

Cheyanna describes her approach to counseling as a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches.  This combination teaches clients to better manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and increases clients’ insight into the impacts of early life experiences and relationships. 

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Lisa Balog, LSW

Lisa is a Licensed Social Worker who has worked with children, adolescents and their families in residential, home, school, and outpatient settings. Lisa attended New School University and earned an undergraduate degree (BA) in Cultural Studies and obtained her Master’s in Social Work at University of Southern California.

Lisa’s therapeutic style is involved, personal, trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ supportive, and neurodiversity-affirming.
Lisa specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults, as well as military personnel and their families.

 

Lisa utilizes a person-centered lens to meet clients where they are, including integrating a client’s interests. Lisa practices and has been trained in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Therapeutic Gaming and Superhero Therapy.

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Felishia Houck, LCSW, CCTP

Felishia is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who recently obtained her Grief and Loss Certification.

Felishia graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology along with a Masters in Social Work from Edinboro University. She started her career as a Children’s Intensive Case Manager and then worked in a Family Based Mental Health Program, where she studied the Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) model. She incorporates much of what she has learned into her current role as an Outpatient Therapist.

Felishia specializes in working with children ages 5 and older who have experienced some form of trauma, whether this be past and/or current. She utilizes many modalities, such as art, movement, CBT, DBT, ESFT, mindfulness, and many more to work towards healing. She is a strong believer that therapists must meet the clients where they are, which entails many forms of intervention.

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Jan Young, MA

Jan started her experience at Laurel Life in 2013.  She has over 30 years experience in the field of mental health.  She is currently the Supervisor of our Gettysburg and York offices. 

 

Jan’s specialties include anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and dual diagnosis.  She utilizes CBT techniques, here and now counseling, client-centered, solution-focused, reality-based, trauma-informed and work to empower the client to have a voice.  Her experience includes working with individuals, couples and families, assisting clients to lead more positive and strength-based lifestyles.        

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Michael Lawler, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP

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Casey Flanscha, PsyD

Dr. Casey is a Clinical Psychologist with experience providing psychotherapy, clinical supervision and diagnostic evaluations.

 

She has extensive experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults focusing on trauma, autism, marriage and family therapy, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and cultural diversity. She utilizes DBT, Trauma Informed Care and behavioral consultation

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Jean Giordano, LCSW, TF-CBT

Certified in Functional Behavioral Analysis  

 

Jean has extensive experience working with children, youth, families and adults, in both individual and group settings. She has worked in inpatient, residential, foster care and court mandated programs. Jean focuses on the behavioral concerns and underlying issues for her clients, to improve their overall quality of life. She also addresses long held secrets, repetitive behaviors, or symptoms that may inhibit living a full life. She provides a safe, nurturing, confidential environment to share at the client's own pace. 

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Jessica Schell, MS, LPC, TF-CBT

Jessica utilizes treatment approaches of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Choice Theory, Trauma Informed Therapy, and incorporates play and creative opportunities in treatment.

 

Jessica believes that relationships are important to success and Jessica’s genuine approach with children allows her to develop rapport quickly with families, allowing for proactive, sustainable growth. Jessica focuses on empowering families.  

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Cara Link, LCSW

Cara is a Licensed Social Worker and currently working toward obtaining their LCSW. Cara graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from Shippensburg University.

 

Cara has several years of experience in different areas of the mental health field. Cara worked as a therapist at a psychiatric residential treatment facility where she helped teenagers and their families process trauma and learn how to create a life worth living.

 

Cara has experience using EMDR, TFCBT, DBT, and CBT. She is currently in the process of finishing her training in EMDR and TFCBT. Cara works with kids, teens, adults, families, and couples. As an outpatient therapist, Cara believes therapy is a safe place to express oneself and grow as a person. Clients are encouraged to be their authentic self without the fear of being judged.

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Seandor Szeles, MA, LPC

Seandor  is a master’s level therapist who completed his graduate training at Towson University in 2016.

 

Seandor’s approach to therapy is person-centered, conversational and eclectic, prioritizing the role of the therapeutic relationship and utilizing a wide variety of techniques and interventions based on the needs of individual clients. He is comfortable utilizing cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness techniques, and trauma focused interventions, among others. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly in the context of individual, family, and group counseling.

 

Seandor has also worked as a Strengthsquest facilitator, helping individuals to identify their strengths and to utilize them in collaboration with others to accomplish shared goals. Seandor has experience working with clients on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, family systems issues, behavioral issues, problems faced by the LGBTQ+ community and trauma.

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Assia Chaina, MS, NCC

Specialties: Trauma, Substance Abuse, Family Relationships, and Children/Adolescents/Adults
 

Assia is a certified national counselor in Pennsylvania, with a Master’s of Science in clinical mental health counseling. Assia is working towards licensure, and her experience includes working with adults with substance abuse, children with behavioral issues and trauma, and families with relational issues.

 

Her styles include a blend of therapeutic techniques to help meet the client's needs. Assia is both compassionate and empathetic and has a gift for connecting with people easily.  

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Sabrina Valente, MA, MFT, CPT

Sabrina is a Marriage and Family Therapist, having recently completed a CO-AMFTE accredited post-graduate program through the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. She also holds a Faculty Position there, training therapists in Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and has been working in the mental health field for over 15yrs in a wide variety of settings, including 6 yrs working for crisis intervention.

 

She spent the last 8 years running a Family-Based Mental Health Services program before transitioning to Outpatient Therapy. She is actively working towards her licensure.

Sabrina’s therapy approach is relational, collaborative, educational, trauma-informed, and systemic. Her training in Marriage and Family Therapy means she sees individuals as part of a larger system including family, friends, and the community around them and works to explore how others impact, influence, and support them.

 

She sees trauma reactions as adaptative responses, superpowers that kept the individuals safe in the moment, which sometimes morph into a person’s kryptonite, keeping them frozen in time. She works to educate individuals about the impact of trauma and is skilled at helping the entire family system to see behaviors in a new way. She believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship, holding it at the forefront of the sessions, and believes deeply that change comes from this relationship. She takes an attachment-based approach, exploring how childhood patterns of attachment are still impacting relationships in adulthood and strives to make the therapy space a place where secure attachment is built. Sabrina creates a safe space where all parts of a client/family can show up, be nurtured, and grow.

Sabrina is trained in Eco-Systematic Structural Family Therapy, as well as other marriage and family therapy models. She has advanced training in suicide intervention skills. She has experience and enjoys working with individuals, families, couples, and all relationship constellations.  She specializes in Gender, Sexuality, and Relationship Diversity, including working with those who are LGBTQ+, as well as members of the polyamorous and ethically non-monogamous, and kink communities.

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